BOOM: Georgia Man Kills Craigslist Robber, Ends Crime Spree

Published on January 31, 2015

The good guy with the gun wins.

DeKalb police still had not identified the man late Friday who was killed after allegedly plotting to steal a valuable bulldog.

But they believe he engineered at least four other robberies involving online sellers of products ranging from iPhones to purebred pets.

He was shot and killed in front of a home near Stone Mountain about just after 12:01 a.m. Friday after police say he lured to the house a man who was trying to sell his English Bulldog online.

Walter Gonzalez, 40, drove over from Winder to sell the dog to a man who had answered the ad. Gonzalez told police he was uneasy about meeting the man late at night but agreed after being tempted by the offer of an additional $500 for the dog he had advertised for $2,000, according to police.

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